Proposals for new Leisure and Wellbeing Hubs

We are working on exciting plans to create new leisure and wellbeing hubs in Ormskirk and Skelmersdale to replace Park Pool and Nye Bevan Pool.

Initial proposals for both new facilities include:

  • 25m x 6 lane main pool, plus a teaching pool and leisure pool
  • 120 station fitness suite
  • Dance and spinning studios
  • Assault course-style soft play area
  • CafĂ©

Suggestions for the Skelmersdale hub also include a tenpin bowling alley, climbing walls and multi-purpose community rooms.

Churchfields, next to the current Park Pool, is the proposed site for the new Ormskirk hub. Park Pool would only close when the new Hub is ready to open and would be returned to parkland as part of a wider plan for the development of Coronation Park.

The Skelmersdale Leisure and Wellbeing Hub, which would replace Nye Bevan Pool, is proposed to be on the Ingram site next to West Lancashire College and Asda. Again, Nye Bevan would only close when the new Hub facility opens.

We recently held a public consultation on the proposals and we are grateful to everyone who took the time to respond. A significant majority of respondents were in favour of the developments. We are considering issues raised during the consultation throughout the preparation of plans for the proposed new hubs.

Both new facilities are subject to final design approval and the granting of planning permission.

Plans for the new Hubs are an important part of our Leisure Strategy and show how we are ambitious for the health and wellbeing of West Lancashire residents.